My comments a few weeks ago about the federal farm bill that had just been passed by Congress and signed by the president focused on hemp seed. Hemp is now a crop that can be legally grown, seeds of which are good for feeding birds. I did not mention the several other bill components also good for birds and the environment. Many concern habitat creation and preservation. 

 

Read all about it at https://wildlifemanagement.institute/outdoor-news-bulletin/december-2018/farm-bill-passes-congress

 

Or, find a summary in the always excellent Birding Community e-Bulletin at  

http://refugeassociation.org/news/birding-bulletin/

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